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Title: A SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN MYANMAR
Date of publication: June 2013
Description/subject: "Myanmar is exposed to a wide range of natural hazards, triggering different types of small scale to large-scale disasters across the country’s territory. A total of 27 natural disasters have been recorded between 1980 and 2010, causing the death of approximately 140,000 people, and affecting the lives and livelihoods of 3.9 million people; an average of 125,000 people a year. By far the most devastating natural disaster in Myanmar’s history, cyclone Nargis tore through the Delta region in May 2008, affecting 2.4 million people and claiming the lives of 135,000“.
Language: English
Source/publisher: MYANMAR DRR WORKING GROUP
Format/size: pdf (541K-reduced version; 16.3MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.themimu.info/sites/themimu.info/files/documents/Ref%20Doc_SituationAnalysis%20of%20DRR%2...
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
ML > Natural disasters in Burma/Myanmar > Natural Disasters - General


Title: New study adds urgency to concerns about drug-resistant malaria
Date of publication: 25 June 2016
Description/subject: "The rapid decline in effectiveness of a widely used anti-malaria drug treatment on the Thai-Burmese border is linked to the increasing prevalence of specific mutations in the malaria parasite itself, according to a paper published in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal. The mutations in specific regions of the parasite’s kelch gene — which are genetic markers of artemisinin resistance — were the decisive factor, the authors say, in the selection of parasites that are also resistant to mefloquine. This resulted in the growing failure of the widely-used anti-malaria drug combination of mefloquine and artesunate, the first artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) used on the Thai-Burmese border. Led by Dr Aung Pyae Phyo of the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), the study used data from a 10-year study of 1,005 patients with uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria at SMRU clinics on the border. “This study demonstrates for the first time that artemisinin resistance leads to failure of the artemisinin partner drug, in this case, mefloquine,” says Prof François Nosten, director of SMRU. “This means that the first line artemisinin combination therapy introduced here in 1994 has finally fallen to resistance,” he said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Clinical Infectious Disease Journal" via Democratic Voice of Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
ML > Health > Threats to Health > Diseases > Communicable (infectious) diseases > Malaria


Title: Interview: ‘Everyone needs to be involved in dengue control’
Date of publication: 21 June 2016
Description/subject: "Every year, the rainy season brings an increase in the number of cases of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that killed 37 people by this time last year. So far this year, there have been no reported deaths, and the number of cases of infection has dropped to less than quarter of what it was one year ago. To find out more about efforts to keep the disease under control, DVB spoke to Dr. Zaw Lin, the Health Ministry’s dengue programme manager..."
Author/creator: Libby Hogan
Language: English
Source/publisher: Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
ML > Health > Threats to Health > Diseases > Communicable (infectious) diseases > Dengue


Title: Thai PM Supports Delayed Burmese Refugee Return|
Date of publication: 24 June 2016
Description/subject: "Burma should be given more time to prepare to take back refugees, said Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army. Speaking ahead of Burma’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s three-day visit to Thailand, which began on Thursday, Gen Prayut said talks between Thailand and Burma over refugee matters began during the previous administration and the government believes that, when Burma is ready, it will take the refugees back. “[Burma] is willing to take back the refugees but we have to give them more time to prepare for such considerations as securing land to accommodate those who return. We understand each other,” the Thai prime minister said. There are currently about 100,000 Burmese refugees in nine camps and shelters in Thailand, he said..."
Author/creator: Wasssana Nanuam
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Bangkok Post" via "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
ML > Refugees > Proposed return of Burmese asylum-seekers from Thailand to Burma


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 25 June, 2016
Date of publication: 25 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Serve the country and its people straightforwardly - Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker...Electoral tribunal degazettes independent MP of Kachin State for election offence...Union Information Minister holds talks with BNI on ethnic media development...CBOs to form Minerals Extraction Monitoring Network...Military cemeteries in Yangon to ban picnickers, merrymakers, revelers...Yaba tablets seized in Nawnghkio and Loilem...Man charged with two mobile phones theft...Yaba seized in Mandalay...Vehicle overturns in Pyu...Police arrested a man for murder in Yedashe...Imported tilapia fingerlings to be distributed from Hlawga breeding station...Agarwood essential oil mills to be built in three Regions and States...City Taxi associations will be formed in Yangon...70 % of vision loss caused by preventable eye-diseases..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: cross-border support - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with Thai PM on Myanmar migrant workers...President U Htin Kyaw receives World Bank delegation...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker meets World Bank Managing Director...Yanghee Lee visits correctional facilities in Kachin...Myanmar Gems Emporium kicks off with five-fold jump in deposit rate for foreign buyers...400 workers to be employed at Thai electric plant...Three states ink MoU on implementation of LIMEC...Imported tilapia fingerlings to be distributed from Hlawga breeding station...Singapore Co to sell foodstuff and general merchandise...Offshore gas fields to produce over 600,000 million cubic feet next year...Japanese seafood businessmen eye Myanmar’s fishery sector...State Counsellor says Government working to turn conflict into friendship, trust and understanding...ILO to help reduce child labour in target communities under My-PECL...KOICA supports renovation to the School for Disabled Children in Mandalay..... "OPINION": "The benefits of mutual trust" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "The Legend and archaeology of Mei La Mu Pagoda" - Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2016


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 25 June, 2016
Date of publication: 25 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 25 June, 2016
Date of publication: 25 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9,3MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: Analysis of Customary Communal Tenure of Upland Ethnic Groups, Myanmar
Date of publication: 26 July 2015
Description/subject: Customary Tenure and Land Alienation in Myanmar: "Customary communal tenure is characteristic of many local upland communities in S.E. Asia. These communities have strong ancestral relationships to their land, which has never been held under individual rights, but considered common property of the village. Communal tenure has been the norm and land has never been a commodity. This is an age-old characteristic of many societies globally. Prior to the publication in 1861 of Ancient Law by the English jurist Henry Sumner Maine, the accepted view among Western jurists in the nineteenth century had been that the origin of the concept of property was the occupation of land by a single proprietor and his family. However, Maine insisted that for India, for example, “it is more than likely that joint ownership, and not separate ownership, is the really archaic institution, and that the forms of property that will afford us instruction will be those that are associated with the rights of families and of groups of kindred.”1 The international recognition of this had earlier emerged in developed countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada and it became manifest in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. The Declaration specifies individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to culture, identity, language, land and natural resources, employment, health, education and other issues. It was voted for in the UN by 144 countries, including Myanmar. In Myanmar customary tenure arrangements date back centuries. They are linked to the characteristics of the landscape and its resources, to the kinship systems, to population density and to the actual history of the area and settlement. In general the ethnic upland villagers’ identity is clearly linked to the land constituting a dense network of particular places, each having different cultural and material value and containing a mosaic of resources. There is an inner connection between history, identity and land..."
Author/creator: Kirsten Ewers Andersen (Member of the Land Core Group, Myanmar)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges. 24-26th July 2015. Center for ASEAN Studies (CAS), Chiang Mai University, the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD)
Format/size: pdf (687K)
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
ML > Land > Customary tenure
Land > Land in Burma > Law and policy on land in Burma/Myanmar
Burma/Myanmar material on academic websites > Chiangmai Academic sites > International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies (ICBMS) 23-26 July, 2015
Agriculture and fisheries > Shifting ("swidden", "jhum", "taungya") cultivation - Burma/Myanmar


Title: MIMU Disaster Risk Reduction Sector - English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Description/subject: "The Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group (DRR WG) was formed in 2008 during the early recovery phase of Cyclone Nargis to support the Government and communities to promote disaster resilience in Myanmar. Since then, the DRR WG has evolved as one of the most diverse and dynamic networks in the country, currently comprising of 53 agencies including the UN, international NGOs, local NGOs and professional organisations working for DRR. The DRR WG is led by an 11 member Steering Committee which includes three UN agencies, three international NGOs, three local NGOs, the Myanmar Red Cross Society and one professional organization. The DRR WG Chair is selected from the Steering Committee and currently UNDP is the chair. Director General of Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), the focal department for disaster management as well as the secretariat of the National Disaster Management Working Committee (NDMWC), is the honorary chair of the DRR Working Group. The DRR Sub-Sector Working Group (DRR SSWG) which is co-chaired by the RRD and UNDP, includes a member from an international organisation, a local NGO, a professional organisation and the Myanmar Red Cross, which are also members of the DRR WG. In 2013, the DRR WG developed its 2014-18 Strategic Framework and Plan which aims to * strengthen the policy and institutional framework for DRR; build capacities of government officials to implement DRR and mainstream DRR into development; * support the government to develop a community-based disaster risk reduction framework and a public awareness strategy on DRR; * engage with and strengthen capacities of local NGOs working on DRR; * build partnerships with the private sector and academia and * strengthen the internal coordination of the DRR WG so that effective support is provided to the government..."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Information Monitoring Unit (MIMU)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.themimu.info/mm/sector/disaster-risk-reduction
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
ML > Natural disasters in Burma/Myanmar > Natural Disasters - General


Title: Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 °C global warming could be dangerous
Date of publication: 22 March 2016
Description/subject: Abstract. "We use numerical climate simulations, paleoclimate data, and modern observations to study the effect of growing ice melt from Antarctica and Greenland. Meltwater tends to stabilize the ocean column, inducing amplifying feedbacks that increase subsurface ocean warming and ice shelf melting. Cold meltwater and induced dynamical effects cause ocean surface cooling in the Southern Ocean and North Atlantic, thus increasing Earth's energy imbalance and heat flux into most of the global ocean's surface. Southern Ocean surface cooling, while lower latitudes are warming, increases precipitation on the Southern Ocean, increasing ocean stratification, slowing deepwater formation, and increasing ice sheet mass loss. These feedbacks make ice sheets in contact with the ocean vulnerable to accelerating disintegration. We hypothesize that ice mass loss from the most vulnerable ice, sufficient to raise sea level several meters, is better approximated as exponential than by a more linear response. Doubling times of 10, 20 or 40 years yield multi-meter sea level rise in about 50, 100 or 200 years. Recent ice melt doubling times are near the lower end of the 10–40-year range, but the record is too short to confirm the nature of the response. The feedbacks, including subsurface ocean warming, help explain paleoclimate data and point to a dominant Southern Ocean role in controlling atmospheric CO2, which in turn exercised tight control on global temperature and sea level. The millennial (500–2000-year) timescale of deep-ocean ventilation affects the timescale for natural CO2 change and thus the timescale for paleo-global climate, ice sheet, and sea level changes, but this paleo-millennial timescale should not be misinterpreted as the timescale for ice sheet response to a rapid, large, human-made climate forcing. These climate feedbacks aid interpretation of events late in the prior interglacial, when sea level rose to +6–9 m with evidence of extreme storms while Earth was less than 1 °C warmer than today. Ice melt cooling of the North Atlantic and Southern oceans increases atmospheric temperature gradients, eddy kinetic energy and baroclinicity, thus driving more powerful storms. The modeling, paleoclimate evidence, and ongoing observations together imply that 2 °C global warming above the preindustrial level could be dangerous. Continued high fossil fuel emissions this century are predicted to yield (1) cooling of the Southern Ocean, especially in the Western Hemisphere; (2) slowing of the Southern Ocean overturning circulation, warming of the ice shelves, and growing ice sheet mass loss; (3) slowdown and eventual shutdown of the Atlantic overturning circulation with cooling of the North Atlantic region; (4) increasingly powerful storms; and (5) nonlinearly growing sea level rise, reaching several meters over a timescale of 50–150 years. These predictions, especially the cooling in the Southern Ocean and North Atlantic with markedly reduced warming or even cooling in Europe, differ fundamentally from existing climate change assessments. We discuss observations and modeling studies needed to refute or clarify these assertions"...... James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Paul Hearty, Reto Ruedy, Maxwell Kelley, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Gary Russell, George Tselioudis, Junji Cao, Eric Rignot, Isabella Velicogna, Blair Tormey, Bailey Donovan, Evgeniya Kandiano, Karina von Schuckmann, Pushker Kharecha, Allegra N. Legrande, Michael Bau, and Kwok-Wai Lo
Author/creator: James Hansen et al
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics"
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3761/2016/acp-16-3761-2016-discussion.html
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - global: science (causes and effects), general


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 24 June, 2016
Date of publication: 24 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 24 June, 2016
Date of publication: 24 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 24 June, 2016
Date of publication: 24 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Programme aims to improve lives of street kids...Border Affairs Ministry welcomes ethnic excursion groups...President U Htin Kyaw inspects Upper Paung Laung Hydropower Project...Defence Services release statement on Myitkyina shooting incident...Myanmar moves towards establishment of Civil Service Academy...Bus conductors to cease collecting fares...Illegal sawn timber seized from overturned vehicle...Yaba seized in Nawnghkio and Sintgaing...Heroin confiscated in Pinlebu...Heroin and Yaba seized in Tachilek...Man found dead in taxi...Organic certificates to be issued to Myanmar farmers...Car sale centre to be built near junction of North-South Dagon...Five new bus-stops for BRT bus route...River protection works along Ayeyawady, Chindwin...Sagaing receives K100m fund for disaster preparedness...Yangon Region Govt to provide Ks 4.8 billion to YESC...Retaining earth wall of drain repaired in Matupi..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Rights for workers - Efforts are being made to enable all migrant workers to enjoy labour rights within Thailand’s legal framework: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi...France to power Myanmar with environmentally friendly electricity from river currents in rurals...UN special rapporteur visits Sittwe...Correction...Deputy Attorney-General meets with Japanese Ambassador...U Hau Do Suan appointed as Permanent Representative of Myanmar to UN...Union Information Minister receives local & foreign guests...Around 300,000 Myanmar people travelling abroad every year...EU to examine 20 local cold storage factories...Myanmar’s natural forests to be UNESCO listed by 2018...73 bridges of the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway to be renovated within 18 months..... "OPINION": "The interface between unemployment and incapacity" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Have We Overcome the Severest El Nino?" - Khin Maung Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2016


Title: Photo Essay: Mae Tao Clinic moves to new grounds
Date of publication: 18 June 2016
Description/subject: "The existing grounds of Mae Tao are a mixture of concrete slabs and dirt roadways between the various buildings. The grounds are cramped, with patients and health professionals weaving around potholes, stray dogs and open drains. The new grounds will have proper drainage and leveled concrete ground running between buildings. Donations from the Japanese government made it possible for Mae Tao clinic to buy the land for the new clinic. The border clinic relies on donations for its operating expenses, and Dr Cynthia says that although more aid is being directed into Burma, it’s important for the international community not to forget the cross-border services vital for displaced people.he new grounds will provide services that are unique to the Mae Tao Clinic, including two free meals a day and accommodation for patients and their families during treatment..."
Author/creator: Libby Hogan
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Democratic Voice of Burma" (DVB)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2016
ML > Health > Health of Burmese refugees and migrants


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 23 June, 2016
Date of publication: 23 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: CSOs to play part in peace process - Ye Khaung Nyunt...Small quake shakes Sagaing - Jaiden Coonan...President’s Office announces formation of four committees...Media relations workshop helps spokespersons to communicate effectively with the media...Civil society to draw up PWD [People with Disabilities] policy guidelines...Kachin police holds press conference on shooting incident...National Verification Cards issued in Sittwe, Maungdaw...IRD sets deadline for tax invoices...Mandalay-Kawlin RBE train to set off on maiden voyage 1 July...Rice consumption per capita in Myanmar stands at 17 kg a day...Villagers demand an end to brick wall construction on expressway...Police arrest two women for murder in Thingangyun...Police seize counterfeit notes in Mandalay...Yaba and marijuana seized in Yangon...Yaba seized in Katha...Myanmar’s construction industry worth US$13.5bn by 2020...AYA plans to open 600 ATMs nationwide...Magwe receives K100 million for disaster preparedness..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UN special rapporteur visits Rakhine...Vision Zero Fund to be supported by Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population...MWEA delegation attends Manufacturing Expo 2016 in Thailand...Singapore companies main investors in Thilawa SEZ...LPG Bottling Plant to be established in Mon State...ATR mechanic to open at Yangon International Airport...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets with Thai military delegation..... "OPINION": "What ignites social mobility?" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLES: "Role of Civil Service" -U Khin Maung (A retired diplomat)..."How to cope with traffic jams" - Tin Maung Than
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 23 June, 2016
Date of publication: 23 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 23 June, 2016
Date of publication: 23 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2016
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Title: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar
Date of publication: 20 June 2016
Description/subject: Human Rights Council Thirty-second session Agenda item 2... Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General..... Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights....."The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 29/21, examines the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar. It analyzes patterns of human rights violations and abuses, particularly discrimination, and concludes with recommendations on measures to be taken by the Government to improve the situation of minorities in Myanmar."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/32/18) - Advance Unedited Version
Format/size: pdf (198K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016
ML > The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > Main UN human rights bodies working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights plus replies by Myanmar
Administration and administrative areas > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. by source > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. - Inter-governmental sources
Administration and administrative areas > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. by date (latest first)
Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Rohingya


Title: Preliminary response by Myanmar to the draft report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar”
Date of publication: 20 June 2016
Description/subject: Human Rights Council - Thirty-second session Agenda item 2... Preliminary response by Myanmar to the draft report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” to the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council....."The Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva presents its compliments to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and has the honour to attach hereto the preliminary response from Myanmar regarding the High Commissioner’s report on the “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” to the 32nd session of the Human Right Council. In this context, the Permanent Mission has further the honour to request that the present note verbal and the annex thereto* may kindly be circulated as a document of the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council, under agenda item 2. "
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of Mysanmar via Human Rights Council (A /HRC/32/G/9) - Advance Unedited Version
Format/size: pdf (98K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016
ML > The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > Main UN human rights bodies working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council > Statements and reports by Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council
The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > Main UN human rights bodies working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights plus replies by Myanmar


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 21 June, 2016
Date of publication: 21 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Unlicensed cars seized at two separate places in Mandalay...Yangon celebrates Olympic Day with sports contests...Senior citizens’ Bill to be submitted soon...State Counsellor celebrates 71st birthday with staff from parliaments and president’s office...Myanmar to install 65 seismometers to conduct research of tectonic plates - Aung Thant Khaing...Campaign aims to promote awareness of food safety...New garbage trucks for Sagaing Region...Police uncover five drug trafficking cases within a day...Police charge 29 under National Drug Law...Illegally harvested teak, hardwood seized in Seikphyu...None injured in Kyaukme bomb blast...Individual Trading Cards to trade Ks10lakh more per day...New fares for Yangon circular line Soe Soe Yu...Tax revenues quadruple from restaurant tax...Black numbers cannot be turned into red ones...Painting and Photo exhibition marks the 71st birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi...Chin State provided K1bn fund for disaster response..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: For human rights - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, UN human rights envoy hold talks on human rights matters...Myanmar steps up efforts to integrate into global economy...Union Ministers attend CLMVT Forum 2016 in Thailand...ICT event to be held in Yangon this November...Informing the public via media to benefit nation says Union Information Minister...Myanmar to reduce tobacco use with control policies in cooperation with int’l organizations Thein Ko Lwin...Jetstar prepares to increase the number of flights..... "OPINION": "Governance cannot be understood in isolation" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLES: "How We Can Help in the Combat" - Aye Phyu..."Myanmar: How IDA Can Help Countries Reduce Poverty and Build Shared Prosperity" - Victoria Kwakwa and Axel van Trotsenburg.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 22 June, 2016
Date of publication: 22 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar gold demand slumping - Myint Maung Soe...Reduction in company registration fees sees two-fold increase in applications...Yangon automobile trading to happen under one roof...Cooperative societies to receive Ks500b in loans...Over 400 Bago farmers prosecuted for failure to repay loans...MoI holds workshop for ministerial spokespersons Byline: Aung Naing (MNA), Photo: Aye Than (MNA)...‘Misfire’ kills man in Myitkyina...Over three million fish to be introduced to Ayeyawady River...Vocational training course opened in Thayawady Township...Police arrested six for murder in Kyaukpadaung...Yaba, Heroin and ammunition seized...Man charged for TOYOTA HIACE theft...Shooting contest held to mark Olympic Day in Yangon...Full scholarship for ICT Development Training offered to graduate youths...Mogok gems appreciate in value despite waning sales..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: THE GIFT OF SHARING - State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Second IDA 18 Replenishment Meeting...Import of China tea leaves making local trade difficult...Myanmar to export 515b cubic ft of gas this FY...MoI holds workshop for ministerial spokespersons Byline: Aung Naing (MNA), Photo: Aye Than (MNA)......DHL expands its express footprint in Myanmar...30th Meeting of Myanmar-Thailand Regional Border Committee held...Application for tour operator licences now available online..... "OPINION": "You only get one pair" - Alec J. Wilmot.....ARTICLES: "Civil Servants and Human Rights Knowledge" - Dr. Khine Khine Win..."Steps towards nation re-building" - Aung Myint Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 22 June, 2016
Date of publication: 22 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 21 June, 2016
Date of publication: 21 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 21 June, 2016
Date of publication: 21 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 22 June, 2016
Date of publication: 22 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 19 June, 2016
Date of publication: 19 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Farmland JUSTICE. Farmers to get back 208 acres of land in Mandalay - Aung Thant Khaing...Speaker urges MPs to keep in constant contact with voters...Six charged with human trafficking in Yangon...Htigyaing farmers substitute sugarcane with more cost-effective mung beans...Army doctors provide healthcare to students in Mandalay Region...Anti- human trafficking awareness training courses conducted...Passenger bus accident injures 13...Vigo plunges into ravine...Small vehicle collides with 12- wheel truck...Heroin, raw opium and yaba pills confiscated...Retail industry stunted by financial, technological and policy restraints...Smart Card to be used at natural gas stations of Yangon...Commander-in-Chief (Air)’s 2016 shield Sepak Takraw and Chinlon competition ends..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Development to be effectuated in Rakhine...Yangon chief minister meets French foreign minister...Myanmar media delegation makes study trips to foreign countries...Sweden Provides 30 Million Swedish Krona to Support UNDP’s Work in Myanmar...Vision Zero Fund to promote labour OHS in Myanmar - Aye Min Soe...Requests made for opening of ILO Country Office in Myanmar...Rice exports to China drop due to low demand...Value of Myanmar gold reaches historic high...MNA to open lanes with South Korea, Japan and Bodh Gaya...Retail industry stunted by financial, technological and policy restraints...Trade value at Sittwe border camp declining...Quality bean sprout to be exported to EU...Rakhine Coast well be observed..... "OPINION": "If the restoration of peace is our end goal" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLES: "The Drugs of Misery" - Professor Sein Sein Myint..."Let’s Keep Waging the War on Drugs" - Aye Phyu.....POEM: "On Mother’s Birthday" - Pho Thit.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 20 June, 2016
Date of publication: 20 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Preparedness Counts - Power of youths to be used for disaster preparedness...People donate blood to celebrate State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 71st birthday...MR reduces freight service fees between Mandalay - Myitkyina...Human traffickers target IDP camps in Laiza...Man found dead in Sittwe...Two injured in car crash...Ownerless teak seized in Kyankhin...Blaze destroys home...Woman dies in crop plantation...List of vacant land within Yangon’s industrial zones to be submitted to regional government...NLD youth activists organise rally in support of new Panglong Peace Conference...MPE issues licenses on gratis to over sixty Mon State commercial gas stores...Three body builders crowned at Yangon contest...MoALI to reduce taxes on vessels operating on Ayeyawady, Chindwin rivers...K100 million fund established by BFM for disaster preparedness in Rakhine..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Human traffickers target IDP camps in Laiza...State Counsellor to pay official visit to Thailand...UN special rapporteur on human rights arrives in Yangon...French delegation tours Yangon...Special tariff causes splinters for timber merchants...India may soon grow pulses in Mozambique and Myanmar...Restoration proposal for Judson’s First Baptist Church to be submitted to American Embassy..... "OPINION": "Better off cheerleaders than onlookers" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "The Festival of Religious Examination in Nayon" - Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt.....PEOPLE'S FORUM: "Concession for the long run" - Khun Htee Min Deputy Director Speaker’s Office Pyithu Hluttaw Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 19 June, 2016
Date of publication: 19 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 20 June, 2016
Date of publication: 20 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 19 June, 2016
Date of publication: 19 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 20 June, 2016
Date of publication: 20 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 18 June, 2016
Date of publication: 18 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets Mon State lawmakers...New recreational fields earmarked for Yangon...Only 5 per cent of farmers interested in snake insurance...Taung Bwe Bridge sinks four feet...Man arrested for attempted murder in Salingyi...Petrol bowser overturned in Nay Pyi Taw...Fire breaks out in Yankin...Heroin seized in Sagaing...Social Welfare ministry provides Ks100,000 to victims of natural disasters...Old currency can be changed until March 2017...Political, defense, economic and administrative perspectives imperative for the country: Senior General..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: INCREASED CAPACITY FOR DEVELOPMENT - France to provide 200m Euros as development aid to Myanmar...France to finance Myanmar electricity needs...Vice Senior General Soe Win holds talks with French Army Chief at Eurosatory 2016...KOICA donates school ferry buses to Education Ministry...French Minister pays courtesy calls on President U Htin Kyaw and top officials...German Minister holds talks with President U Htin Kyaw, Union Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi...Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault, Former PM and Longest serving MP and FM currently as of France...German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Muller...Tourists flock to Mandalay...MYF aims to win prizes at 29th SEA Games...New Condominium Law encourages more foreign direct investment...American entrepreneurs to invest in automobile manufacturing sector...MAI plans to increase flights...Japanese auto parts scarce in local market..... "OPINION": "The touchstone of our intellect" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Foreign Investment: How important is it for economic growth?" - Tin Shein.....POEM: "Let’s All Join in the Fight" [about drug addiction] - Aye Phyu .
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 18 June, 2016
Date of publication: 18 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 18 June, 2016
Date of publication: 18 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 16 June, 2016
Date of publication: 16 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 17 June, 2016
Date of publication: 17 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 17 June, 2016
Date of publication: 17 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Plans resume for offshore oil exploration base camp in Mon State...Chief Minister promises to make Yangon attractive and sustainable...Haemodialysis Center to be opened at Jivitadana Sangha Hospital...Bago farmers accumulate K8 billion in debt since 2012...Fuel tanker turns over in Nay Pyi Taw attempting to overtake motorcycle...Return of public places motion receives support...Bus customer complaints number 946 as of May...Lacquerware expo, contest this weekend...Pseudoephedrine confiscated in Sagaing, Mandalay and Kalay...Dyna truck overturns killing one and injuring four in Kawthaung...Three men arrested for robbery in Hlaing thaya...Government earns Ks80million from permit-free cars...Kandawgyi lake’s wooden bridge to be repaired...Blood donation up 58 % over past decade..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Cooperation on Border security - President U Htin Kyaw meets Indian National Security Adviser...Correction...Importation of fish spawn from Thailand hits road block with MoC...Union Foreign Affairs Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets Indian National Security Adviser Mr Ajit Doval...State Counsellor hosts Mongolian President for luncheon...Unwise to consider democracy as panacea: Mongolian President...Myanmar SMEs to enjoy low-interest loans from Japan says MRCCI...Rainy season doesn’t dampen tourism...Three Taiwanese deported for breaking visa rule...Trade value with ITC reaches over Ks700million in border trade camps...Myanmar and Singapore to develop the re-export sector...Germany to buy dried tea leaves from Myanmar...MIC to encourage eco-friendly investment...Commanderin- Chief receives courtesy call by Indian National Security Advisor...French Foreign Minister arrives Nay Pyi Taw...Mongolian president meets NREC union minister, CBM governor...Turtle conservation center to be established..... "OPINION": "Encouragement works where punishment does not" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Is Vaping Safe?" - Khin Maung Myint.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 16 June, 2016
Date of publication: 16 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 17 June, 2016
Date of publication: 17 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2016
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Title: Network Myanmar (Archive)
Description/subject: This is the archived version of an important and well-organised website on Burma/Myanmar which ran from 2007 to April 2016 when it was archived.....Notice to Readers: "As foreshadowed last September, the Network Myanmar website has now been archived. The website will however remain live in its present form for several weeks while longer-term arrangements are made for its preservation online and/or in digital form as a research resource for general use and as a record of events relating to Myanmar's First Parliament of the 21st Century, whose term was from 30 March 2011 to 30 March 2016.... A valedictory message is attached at this link (See Alternate URL).... Derek Tonkin... Editor... 10 April 2016...... Home... Armed Forces... Business and Investment... Culture, Media, Society... Economy... Ethnic Issues... Human Rights... Kachin State Conflict... Nuclear and Defence... Opinion and Comment... Political Database... Rohingya/Muslim issues... Sanctions... Travel and Tourism..... The Mujahid Revolt 1952... International Crisis Group... Google Map of Yangon ... Myanmar CSO Statistics... Investment Statistics... US Treasury Regulations.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Network Myanmar via Archive.org
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.networkmyanmar.org
http://www.networkmyanmar.org/
http://www.networkmyanmar.org/images/stories/PDF22/Archiving-of-Network-Myanmar-Website.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 16 June, 2016
Date of publication: 16 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: A development agenda - New budget to focus on development, U Htin Kyaw...Labour, Immigration and Population Ministry, UNHCR cooperate for development in Rakhine State...Four Defense Services Personnel Region/State Hluttaw representatives substituted...Two Defense Services Personnel Pyithu Hluttaw representatives substituted...Review of 2% tax payment on the fruit trucks requested...Doakhtawady Bridge set to ease transport woes...Overheated breaker causes outbreak of fire...Yaba seized in Loikaw and Maisat...Marijuana and weapons seized in Dagon Myothit (South)...Over 140,000 yaba pills seized in Mai Sai, Thailand...CHDB to offer low-interest rate loans for affordable apartments...Sagaing Police seize more than K 2 billion drug haul...Girl without arms passes matriculation examination...Campaign aims to keep kids healthy...Dengue fever survey to be conducted..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Serve the interests of your country: Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Ambassadors...Appointment of [Pakistani] Ambassdor agreed on...Union Supreme Court, Federal Court of Australia ink MoU on Judicial Cooperation...Labour, Immigration and Population Ministry, UNHCR cooperate for development in Rakhine State...MoU on Economic Cooperation inked, Mongolia-Myanmar Business Council launched...Myanmar, Mongolia hope for better relations through cultural exchange...Mongolian President invites State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Mongolia...Minister of State for Foreign Affairs attends Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in China...Scottish delegation eyes success in Myanmar - Jaiden Coonan...India to import pulses from Myanmar...YGN Airport Customs duty earns over Ks100million in May...CHDB to offer low-interest rate loans for affordable apartments...Vice Senior General Soe Win visits Eurosatory 2016 in Paris..... "OPINION":l "Putting the student centered approach to work" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "State Owned Public Buses" - San ShweAung
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 15 June, 2016
Date of publication: 15 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: UNFC PLANNING INTENSIFIES - Union Conference Preparatory committee to hold second meeting with UNFC in Thailand - Ye Khaung Nyunt...Yangon Gov’t targets four hotspots as part of crime crackdown - Ko Moe...Suspended Bagan hotel projects still in limbo...Union Minister inspects Mandalay International Airport...MTSH shares continue to depreciate by K2,000...“Myanmar Start-Up Campaign” to award local entrepreneurs...Military helicopter crash kills three service personnel...Govt accedes to tax reduction demands of jewellry manufacturers...Dala motored sampan drivers told to keep life jackets and glow sticks on board - Zar Zar...Two motor rounds found within a week in Kawlin - Ko Ko Nyein...Two die after eating egg-shaped mushrooms - Lein Hone Mahn (IPRD)...One man dies following land collapse - Lu Aung (Katha)...Explosion kills one, wounds three in Htantabin - Ko Lwin (Swar)...Yaba seized in Hpa-an - Tun Tun Htwe (Hpa-an)...Man injured after stepping on landmine - Thein Than (Kyaukme)...IKBZ plans to offer further insurances...Share prices stable after penalties announced for price manipulators...Gem tract exploration to resume in November - Zarni...Road repair, maintenance tenders invited for six districts in Mandalay Region - Aung Thant Khaing...Political information portal aims to increase transparency - Myitmakha News Agency...Political information portal aims to increase transparency..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UNFC PLANNING INTENSIFIES - Union Conference Preparatory committee to hold second meeting with UNFC in Thailand - Ye Khaung Nyunt...ADB President meets Myanmar President and State Counsellor... Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets with DPRK Ambassador...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets with DPRK Ambassador...Union Minister inspects Mandalay International Airport...President U Htin Kyaw holds talks with ADB President regarding development undertakings...Myanmar, Australia sign MoU on Combating Transnational Organized Crimes and Developing Police Cooperation...Mongolian President and delegation arrives in Nay Pyi Taw...JICA will provide assistance to promote Bagan handicrafts...Sale of rice at Muse border up - MLT/union Daily...Muse trade camp earns over US$550 million in two months - —MLT/union Daily...Workshop on Minority Rights held in Nay Pyi Taw by MNHRC & OHCHR...Miss Myanmar International 2016 to be held on 3 September...Construction Ministry organises Chinese language course for staff..... "OPINION": "Traffic: Deadly in Yangon" - Alec Wilmot.....ARTICLE: "Vital Cultural Resources of Myanmar" - Daw Lwin Zar Naing Win.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 15 June, 2016
Date of publication: 15 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 15 June, 2016
Date of publication: 15 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 June 2016
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Title: My Pilar website
Description/subject: Elections... Parliaments... Political Parties... Government... State/Region.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Enlightened Myanmar Research (EMR)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 June 2016
ML > Politics and Government > Elections (Burma) > The 2015 General Elections in Burma/Myanmar


Title: Myanmar is facing, in certain areas, a serious problem with landmines’
Date of publication: 11 June 2016
Description/subject: "...What assistance has the ICRC been providing to IDPs in Kachin and Shan states? I have had the opportunity to see two camps and a settlement where displaced people are living. One in Myitkyina, where people have been living for several years, and then two in Kutkai in northern Shan State, where displaced people had just arrived. I really feel that there is quite a difference in terms of living standards in one camp where there are people newly arrived. There, we provide emergency assistance. Whereas in Myitkyina we support livelihoods, for instance, in providing cash grants, so that people can open their own shop, earn their own money and stand on their own feet. What short- and long-term aid does the ICRC provide to IDPs? In the short term, it is basically humanitarian assistance, for instance the provisions of shelters. It was the first need that I saw in the camps that I visited in the north of Kutkai and we provided material to every family to build shelters. Then, it is about improving access to water, access to health care and to basic food. In order to provide access to food items, for instance, we distribute cash to every family every month so that they can buy their own food. We provide K7,000 per person per month. For a family of five, it’s K35,000 per month..... For the longer term, we develop other supports for families who show interest in developing economic projects, what we call conditional cash grants. With that money, I saw families in a camp in Myitkyina who opened their own shops, for instance, small grocery shops, or started to raise pigs. .....We have a program called Weapon Contamination [to raise awareness among the public]. We have specialists who are working with Myanmar Red Cross volunteers to sensitise the population on the risks of mines. Myanmar is not a signatory to the mine-ban convention known as the Ottawa Treaty. In our sensitisation work with the army and the armed groups, we very much base our arguments on the fact that we say that we understand why they use it for defence. But the problem is that if you use landmines, they will be there for a long time, and 30 years after, even if there is peace they might explode. So you are really creating a problem that will last for many decades and that will make the lives of people in these areas extremely difficult for a very long time. Landmines are a weapon that have lasting consequences. We see it in countries like Colombia, Afghanistan, even in Bosnia there are still landmines more than 20 years after the end of the conflict and people are at risk of getting hurt or their livestock affected. I think Myanmar is facing, not the whole country, but in certain areas, a serious problem with landmines. So our work consists not only of physical rehabilitation but also to encourage all parties to conflict to address this issue urgently, to start talks in order to clear the affected areas of mines so the population will be able to use the land for farming, to have access to water and grazing land. We are ready to help..."
Author/creator: SANN OO
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Frontier Myanmar"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2016
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Title: Building a better police force
Date of publication: 13 June 2016
Description/subject: "The Myanmar Police Force is understaffed, under-resourced and unliked but there are plans to improve its image through better training in a joint project with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime...The image of the Myanmar Police Force has long been tarnished by a reputation for corruption and brutality. The world watched appalled as police bashed protesters at Letpadan just over a year ago. It is common knowledge that suspects are often assaulted after being arrested. Deaths in custody are not unknown. Sex workers, gay and transgender suspects have been sexually assaulted at police stations, and there have been incidents when the police were curiously reluctant to intervene in incidents, such as when communal violence raged at Meiktila in March 2013. “The calibre of Myanmar police is the lowest in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, let alone the international level,” said an MPF officer who participated in a US$10 million police reform program launched by the European Union in late 2013 that included training in crowd management and human rights. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity. After the National League for Democracy government took office it launched a reform initiative for its first 100 days that included an emphasis on the rule of law and raising the image of the MPF..."
Author/creator: Htun Khaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Frontier Myanmar"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2016
ML > Military (Tatmadaw), Military Intelligence, Police etc. > Police


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 13 June, 2016
Date of publication: 13 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: The Dawn on Peace - Political Dialogue Framework Discussion Successful...MPF to export antivenom this year - Aye Min Soe...Pyay farmers disconcerted over crop compensation deal...Construction of advanced purchase apartments halts...Myeik man charged for drug dealing...Fire destroys general store, motorbikes in Pyin Oo Lwin...Fire breaks out in Taunggyi...Child electrocuted...Water supply projects complete in Kyauktaw...K270 million credit scheme to support villages in Pyawbwe Township...Three Zabuthiri Tsp high schools to receive free transport...Govt to tackle dengue in Mon State...Centralised gold market initiative lacks participation of gold entrepreneurs: MGEA...Baby elephant found in Ayeyawady...Myanma Railways to raise ticket fare..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Sitagu Sayadaw gives dhamma talks in Moscow...Jovago, SiteMinder partner to introduce fixed hotel room prices...Myanmar nationals offered apartments in Malaysia condominium project Grand Medini Condominium...UCSB chairman arrives back after attending ICT Human Capacity Development, WIFI in RoK..... "OPINION": "More space for greater citizen engagement" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Who love their children most? - Tin Maung Than.....PEOPLE'S FORUM: Quality and Standards.....LETTER TO THE EDITOR: - Peter Lian
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 14 June, 2016
Date of publication: 14 June 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s first regular session ends.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Tatmadaw offers natural disaster relief...Mandalay-Lashio-Muse road blocked for 12 [hours]...Drunken man killed by his wife...Police arrest young man for theft...Two charged for drug dealing...Man murdered in Kawthaung...Bill planned for senior citizens welfare...Myanmar steps up on adaptation to climate change...Patients with spinal deformities to receive treatment in Mandalay...Ministry to form research unit for post-harvest technology...Mandalay CSOs demand licences for hearses - Aung Thant Khaing...Two new markets to be established in Dagon Seikkan, Shwepyitha...Heads of service organizations transferred, appointed and appointments confirmed...Woman killed by crocodile in Ayeyawady Delta...Land prices rise around Ngapali despite lack of buyers...Military personnel contributed voluntary labour in communal sanitation..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Unity within diversity - Myanmar and Turkey strengthen bilateral ties...ASEAN to launch information portal to ease regional trade...President U Htin Kyaw receives Turkish Foreign Minister...Myanmar steps up on adaptation to climate change...U Maung Maung Lynn appointed as Ambassador to Israel...Turkish delegation visits Sittway...Businesses seek import permits...Myanmar Agricultural and Fishery Products attract Korean buyers...ILO to hold Myanmar Start-Up Campaign Programme...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Turkish FM..... "OPINION": "In formulation of youth policy" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLE: "The world’s largest minority group" - Dr. Khine Khine Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 13 June, 2016
Date of publication: 13 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 14 June, 2016
Date of publication: 14 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 13 June, 2016
Date of publication: 13 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 14 June, 2016
Date of publication: 14 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 12 June, 2016
Date of publication: 12 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: catching up with NCA - Non-signatories to NCA have four or five phases to pass for peace conference...Matriculation exam results released...180 youths participate in Myanmar Taekwondo Federation President’s Cup...‘Thitsar’ project underway to issue ID cards to schoolchildren in Rakhine State...BFM’s 78th well strikes water in Kolam...Su Pwint Oo will represent Myanmar at Miss Global 2016 Pageant in the Philippines...INTERVIEW-Myanmar’s new investment commission to tackle $2.3 bln backlog...Mandalay Department of Urban and Housing Development to sell over 500 affordable apartments...Yangon petrol refilling stations to be issued temporary licenses on gratis...HIV/AIDS awareness trainings conducted in Mandalay Region...Flood-hit schools in Kawlin cleared as waters recede...Meter bill can now be paid online in Yangon...Probox car plunges into 300-foot ravine...Yaba seized in Loilem...12-wheel vehicle overturns, killing two men in Htigyaing...Vehicle collision kills two...Sugar price rises in domestic market...Commander-in-Chief (Navy)’s Shield Sepak Takraw C’ship concludes...Vocational training course opened in Waw Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Mr Simon Long from the Economist to share Media knowledge in Yangon..... "OPINION": "What is behind the declined pass rate?" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "The Stray Dogs: Should They be Culled?" - Khin Maung Myint..... PEOPLE'S FORUM: "Experience" - Lwin Zar Naing Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 12 June, 2016
Date of publication: 12 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 12 June, 2016
Date of publication: 12 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 11 June, 2016
Date of publication: 11 June 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: First regular session of the Pyithu Hluttaw concludes...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Draft national youth policy expected to be out by October end..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: reframing the discussion - Political dialogue framework to be amended within NCA framework...Restoration of peace critical to constitutional amendment: Speaker U Win Myint - Kyaw Thu Htet & Thein Ko Lwin...Nationwide matriculation exam results released...Panda textile factory to be sued for breach of employment contract...Human Rights Law available on third-year curriculum for law students as of 2016-17 academic year...Rice, foodstuff airlifted into Khaunglanphu, Kachin State...Healthcare centers to be built in rural areas...Floodwater inundates wards in Kawlin, Wuntho Townships...Issuance of the Myanmar Judiciary (2011-2015) with Report on Implementation of Year One Strategic Action Plan...Lifestyle of Salon tribe will be showcased...Yaba, ice, marijuana seized in Tamu...Illegal timber seized in Monywa...Vehicle accident injures three people in Meiktila...Seven people arrested for car vandalism...Corpse found in sugarcane field...Price of beans, pulses high in domestic market...Property expo crowded with visitors...New buses to be added to BRT routes this month...Fingerlings production to be boosted by Mon State Fisheries Department...Police hold workshop on combating wildlife and forest crimes...The 2nd International Day of Yoga on 19 June 2016 in Yangon...Disasters prevention pamphlets to be issued in ethnic languages..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Corrigendum...Mongolian President to pay goodwill working visit to Myanmar...Japan’s weather news company reaches Yangon...MoU inked between Myanmar, GOPA Consultants...Two million job opportunities will be created by 2020...Dance and theatre play workshops to come this month..... "OPINION": "Third generation rights" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLE: "Myanmar has set a Path to a Bright Energy Future by 2030" - By Dejan Ostojic, Rome Chavapricha, Xiaoping Wang, Myoe Myint, Alan David Lee, and Heather Worley.....PEOPLE'S FORUM: LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Bernard Aye Maung
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 11 June, 2016
Date of publication: 11 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 11 June, 2016
Date of publication: 11 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 June 2016
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Title: Civil Society - Google site-specific search on burmanet.org
Description/subject: "About 3,220 results" (June 2016)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burmanet via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2016
ML > Civil Society


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 10 June, 2016
Date of publication: 10 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Sagaing floods kill two, damage thousands of homes...Swam Pyae Sone Co may be taken to court for failure to respond to gov directive : Deputy Home Affairs Minister...Kindergarden classrooms to be separate by 2020...New Mandalay- Myitkyina express way to be constructed...Logging elephants to prevent from extinction...Heads of service organizations transferred, appointed and appointments confirmed...New building to be constructed on site of fire-gutted Yangon Mingalar Market...Results of 2016 matriculation (Grade 11) examination to be broadcast on air via Radio Myanmar...Members of Thanlyin Command carry out communal sanitation work in Thanlyin township...Regional and beneficial crops to be planted rather than paddy...Yaba seized in Myawady, Tamwe...Yaba seized in Mabein...Motorcycle passenger run over by six-wheel bus...Car accident kills four monks...Fire sparked by lightning...Government Revenue rises by over K48 billion...MAPCO to join YSX in August - Ko Moe...Artificial insemination lab to be operational in July...Aid, food reaches flood victims in Kawlin, Wuntho...National electrification project comes to Yangon villages - Ko Moe...Signature campaign aims to conserve ancient Bagan sites...Lives of birds to be showcased at photo exhibition..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: PROTECTION FROM RUMOURS - Analysis No budget cuts to construction of Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence - Nyi Nyi...Phayar Thone Su border trade centre opening set after completion of Thailand-Myanmar boundary demarcation...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets with Singapore-based US business delegation...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives Singapore-based US business delegation...Singaporean PM unveils commemorative plaque of Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute...Myanmar prepares to report to CEDAW Committee on its implementation of gender equality...Mitsubishi UFJ to establish branch office in July...Computers, related accessories approved for import without licence..... "OPINION": "Citizenship is not a one-way street" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLE: "Southeast Asia National Human Rights Institution Forum (SEANF)" - Dr. Khine Khine Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 10 June, 2016
Date of publication: 10 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (14MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 10 June, 2016
Date of publication: 10 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2016
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Title: Myanmar's economic zone near China border to be completed in 2017-18
Date of publication: 08 June 2016
Description/subject: YANGON, June 8 (Xinhua) -- "The Muse Central Economic Zone of Myanmar, which is located near its border with China in eastern Myanmar, will be completed in the fiscal year 2017-18, official media reported Wednesday. The zone is set up on about 120 hectares of land on the river's edge near Muse township in northern Shan State. It is being implemented in cooperation with the Shan State government and New Starlight Company. The project is undertaken with a fund of over 51 million U.S. dollars. Local authorities approved plans for the Muse Central Economic Zone in early 2013 to boost cross-border trade at the most important crossing between Myanmar and China..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Xinhua
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 9 June, 2016
Date of publication: 09 June 2016
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: President signs Laws amending Pyithu Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw and Region/State Hluttaw Election Laws.....HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Botahtaung jetty project terminated over environmental impact...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw debates land handover and amendments to Anti- Corruption Law.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: a focus on policing: State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits ‘model’ Yamethin Police School - Khin Yadana...Citizenship IDs to be issued in Rakhine State in accordance with Citizenship Law - Min Min Zaw (Kalay)...Efforts stepped up for improvement of socio economy in Rakhine State...Myanmar Investment Commission reconstituted...Union Information Minister, Country Director of Internews, discuss cooperation...Plans underway to rebuild hundreds of dams...Construction Ministry to build low-cost housing units in Yangon satellite towns...Vehicle accident kills one man in Sagaing...Yaba and heroin seized...Overheated rice cooker causes home fire...Truck collides with motorcycle, killing two...Fire destroys three houses in Magwe...Myanmar requires more cow breeding for dairy products, says MMC...Demand for squid rises in Yangon...Drilling at ShweU-Min Cave strikes water, cheers up locals...Over 1,000 died of rabies last year: Ministry of Health and Sports..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Hluttaw Speakers meet Singaporean PM...Mrs Ho Ching, wife of Singaporean PM, tours Nay Pyi Taw...Ambassador U Myint Soe presents his Credentials to Cambodian King...Appointment of Malawi Ambassador to Myanmar agreed on...Daw Su Su Lwin hosts wife of Singapore PM for tea...Visa exemption between Myanmar, Singapore to take effect on 1st December...Bangladeshi demand for Myanmar fish growing...Foreign businesspeople dominate local timber enterprise...Myanmar and Korean entrepreneurs negotiate to bolster trade...Thailand purchases Pan Crabs from Rakhine...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Singaporean PM...Singaporean PM meets with Former President U Thein Sein...Visiting S’pore PM and wife arrives Yangon..... "OPINION": "Better in than out" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLES: "The Mindset" - Khin Maung Myint..."Protection of Physiotherapy profession and title" - Tin Maung Aye (Kanbalu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 9 June, 2016
Date of publication: 09 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 9 June, 2016
Date of publication: 09 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 8 June, 2016
Date of publication: 08 June 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Mangrove forest’s establishments documented in Parliament...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Action has been taken against squatters, arsonists: Deputy Home Affairs Minister......OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Property market still cool despite high expectations...Workshop on media relations for ministerial spokespersons held...Local administrators in Dawei to be issued bulletproof vests...Myanmar Property Awards to be held in Yangon...Tatmadaw flies passengers from Yangon to Coco Island...More than 1,700 to donate blood in June in BFM’s 2nd donation...Aircraft bomb found in Kawlin...Passenger vehicle disappears on Namkham-Lashio Road...Motorcycle accident injures four men in Pathein...Yaba seized in Kalaw, Lashio, Kawthaung and Ye...Man charged with motorcycle theft...Business licences only to be granted after construction permits...Specialists provide healthcare services to remote areas...Centre aims to showcase species of native bamboos..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Htin Kyaw and wife welcome Singaporean PM and wife...Myanmar citizens to be granted 30-day visa exemption for Singapore trips...Outbound money transfer now available...State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with Singaporean PM...ROK, Myanmar businesses meet to boost bilateral trade...Thai electronics company to establish factory in Myanmar...Myanmar garment industry expects to earn over US$2billion through exports...Singkhon to become permanent trade camp...Infrastructure of Muse Central Economic Zone stands at 80 per cent completion...Nawarat Patanakarn to establish cement plant in Myanmar...C-in-C of Defense Services receives Chinese Ambassador...Chat Thin Wildlife Sanctuary focussing on preservation to attract tourists...Japanese CPAs to lecture in Yangon..... "OPINION": "Bridging the gap between politics and the media" - Alec Wilmot.....ARTICLE: "A Review on the Film Zootopia (2016)" - U Aye Kywe.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 June 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 8 June, 2016
Date of publication: 08 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 June 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 8 June, 2016
Date of publication: 08 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 June 2016
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Title: Les Nouvelles de Birmanie, Avril 2016
Date of publication: April 2016
Description/subject: Les chiffres du mois:...Les événements marquants: Le nouveau gouvernement birman doit agir vite pour mettre fin à la crise qui touche les Rohingyas Déclaration des membres du Réseau Européen pour la Birmanie (EBN)...La Birmanie durcit sa position contre le blanchiment d’argent et le financement du terrorisme.....Les focus du mois: Tant que l’éducation sexuelle sera taboue, la fête de l’eau sera un danger pour les femmes...Les premiers pas décevants d’une idole au pouvoir...
Language: Français, French
Source/publisher: Info Birmanie
Format/size: pdf (182K-version reduite; 249L-version originelle)
Alternate URLs: http://www.info-birmanie.org/wp-content/uploads/NDB-avril-2016.pdf
Date of entry/update: 08 June 2016
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Title: Les Nouvelles de Birmanie, Mai 2016
Date of publication: May 2016
Description/subject: Les chiffres du mois ..... Les événements cLefs du mois: L’industrie du jade de nouveau au centre de l’actualité...Les mesures des 100 premiers jours du gouvernement se précisent...Pas de politiques pour la paix et les droits de l’homme dans le plan des 100 premiers jours du gouvernement ? ...Conflits armés et abus sur les civils. ...Manifestations contre la guerre civile dans l’Arakan...Manifestations pour les droits sociaux et du travail...Les discussions de paix évoluent avec la création du Centre pour la Paix et la Réconciliation Nationale (NRPC)...De nouveaux liens militaires entre la Birmanie et la Russie.....Les focus du mois: En Birmanie, lorsqu’il s’agit des Rohingyas, Aung San Suu Kyi continue de faire l’autruche...Le futur de la Birmanie se fera-t-il à Panglong ?...
Language: Français, French
Source/publisher: Info Birmanie
Format/size: pdf (333K-version reduite; 379K-version originelle)
Alternate URLs: http://www.info-birmanie.org/wp-content/uploads/NDB-mai-2016.pdf
Date of entry/update: 08 June 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 7 June, 2016
Date of publication: 07 June 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw ratifies Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of ASEAN...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Second Parliamentary Induction Programme begins.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Last roar for Taninthayi Tigers? - Aye Min Soe...Two KIA members found with gunpowder boxes in Muse...Yangon Region chief minister inspects drain cleaning...Western Command presents exercise books to students in Ann Township...People escape fire in downtown Yangon...Lecturer stabbed by university student...Anti-drug authorities catch three yaba smugglers...Wild elephants enter Bago, attack human...Landslides victims in Mawchi get new village..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar hosts 45th ACU board of directors meeting...BBC reporter sentenced to three months in prison for injuring policeman...Govt to receive report on rights of Myanmar migrant workers...Foreign minister receives EU Military Committee chairman, Japanese defence minister...Union Information Minister consults media expert on broadcasting policies...Curriculum Vitae of Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore...Curriculum Vitae of Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore...Myanmar attends UNEA-2 in Nairobi...National export strategy to be continued up to 2020...Direct flights to Bhutan on the way...Delay in reorganising MIC precludes FDI in April, May...C-in-C receives Japanese Defence Minister, EU Military Committee chairman...Buddha images found in Sagaing..... "OPINION": "Beware of intergenerational injustice" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLES: "Monitor Lizard and Cobra" - Aung Myint Oo..."The Brilliant Person" - Shin Ku Ku.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 June 2016
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Title: How powerless are Myanmar's military legislators?
Date of publication: 05 June 2016
Description/subject: "...Notwithstanding the recent consolidation of the military bloc, a series of bold moves by the NLD under its leader, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, have highlighted a reality often overlooked. Despite their automatic seat allocation, military representatives cannot block ordinary legislation. While the military contingent holds a constitutional veto by virtue of the 75% "supermajority" required for any charter amendments, it does not hold a blanket legislative veto. All other bills only require a simple majority vote. In effect, with the majority gained from its resounding victory in the 2015 polls, the NLD can ram through legislation, as long as the new laws do not alter constitutional rule. Likewise, proposals drafted by military members of parliament can only be adopted with the NLD's approval..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Nikkei Asian Review
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmanet.org/news/2016/06/06/nikkei-asian-review-how-powerless-are-myanmars-military-leg...
Date of entry/update: 07 June 2016
ML > Military (Tatmadaw), Military Intelligence, Police etc. > Political role of the Tatmadaw
Law and Constitution > Constitutional and parliamentary processes > Laws, decrees and regulations relating to the parliamentary process > Laws, decrees and regulations relating to the parliamentary process (commentary)
Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Parliament - general articles and reports


Title: The obstacles to Suu Kyi’s peace push
Date of publication: 06 June 2016
Description/subject: "...If Suu Kyi wants to realise her desire to end internal conflict she must set a clear and definite policy for achieving peace for which she has secured the prior approval of the Tatmadaw. Once the Tatmadaw has given its approval, negotiations can begin with ethnic armed groups that will lead to a NCA that finally brings eternal peace to the country..."
Author/creator: Sithu Aung Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Frontier Myanmar"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 June 2016
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 7 June, 2016
Date of publication: 07 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 7 June, 2016
Date of publication: 07 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Report, April 2016 (English, Karen, Burmese)
Date of publication: April 2016
Description/subject: Map of Karen Refugee Camps...Newsletter and Activities report...Monthly Activities Report ...NGO Supporters...Camp Population Report: Registered people in the 7 camps (Mae La; Umphiem; Nu Po; Mae La Oon; Mae Ra Moe; Htam Hin; Don Yang); Unregistered people in the 7 camps; New Arrivals in the 7 camps; Pre-Screening People in the 7 camps; Number of PAB People in the 7 camps; Boarding House Students in the 7 camps; Feeding Figures in the 7 camps; General Population in the 7 camps.
Language: English, Karen, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Karen Refugee Committee (KRC)
Format/size: pdf (905K)
Date of entry/update: 07 June 2016
ML > Refugees > Burmese refugees in Thailand -- reports of the refugee committees > Karen Refugee Committee Monthly Reports > Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Reports 2016


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 6 June, 2016
Date of publication: 06 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: KEEP THE FUTURE WILD - World Environment Day celebrated in Nay Pyi Taw...Dengue fever drops sharply within first five months...Sales of catfish offspring double in Thanlyin...Combined team inspects pharmacies in Mandalay Region...Illegal logs seized in Kyaukme...Five arrested for drug smuggling...Corpse found on Yangon-Mandalay highway...Nine injured after vehicle overturns...Man stabbed to death by nephew...Activists mark World Environment Day in Katha...Mon State salt farmers seek credit schemes...Environmental activists call for action against illegal wildlife trade...Reinstatement of public spaces to be discussed in Yangon Hluttaw...Deregistration of scrapped cars rises...Price manipulators at YSX to face penalties...BFM restores defunct dam in Ngathayauk Tsp...Tatmadawmen carry out Communal sanitation work in Mawlamyaing, Mon State..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Seven new border trade camps to open...Myanmar, South Korea football teams to face off on 7 June..... "OPINION": "Development for the people, by the people" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLES: "Singapore: small but strong" - Arakan Sein...“Self-Studying” - Shin Ku Ku.....POEM: "A Visit to Nay Pyi Taw" - Lokethar.....PEOPLE'S FORUM: LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 6 June, 2016
Date of publication: 06 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 6 June, 2016
Date of publication: 06 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: BURMA BULLETIN Issue 113 - May 2016
Date of publication: June 2016
Description/subject: KEY STORY: DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE: 100-day policy plans come into focus... ETHNIC AFFAIRS & CONFLICT: Parliament sets up Arakan/Rakhine clashes committee; National Reconciliation & Peace Center; Armed conflict: clashes, civilian abuse... HUMAN RIGHTS: Labor rights protesters march on capital; Ma Ba Tha lead protest against US Ambassador; Political prisoners update... NATURAL RESOURCES: More killed in jade landsides; One-year logging ban proposed... HUMANITARIAN: El Niño brings water shortages... DISPLACEMENT: Rohingya refugee shot dead in Thailand... ECONOMY: Panama Papers links to 16 in Burma... INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: US ease sanctions on trade... OTHER BURMA NEWS... REPORTS. __________________
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: pdf (306K)
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2016
ML > Activism and Advocacy (groups from Burma, solidarity groups, campaigns, publications) > Online publications by Burma solidarity groups > ALTSEAN-Burma archive


Title: WE WANT GENUINE PEACE - Voices of communities from Myanmar’s ceasefire areas, 2015
Date of publication: 26 February 2016
Description/subject: "...Since 2011, the Myanmar Government has embarked on a peace process that seeks to put an end to one of the world's longest and most protracted civil wars. The complexity of the more than six-decades of conflict is rooted mainly in the multiplicity of actors involved; the Myanmar conflict involves fighting between the Myanmar Government's armed forces, domestically known as the Tatmadaw, and over fifteen active non-state armed groups (NSAGs), fighting in different locations all over the country. Forming the bedrock of the peace process are the bilateral agreements signed between the Myanmar government and fifteen NSAGs (see Annex 1). The peace process has to address several long-standing issues. Apart from institutionalising deep-seated resentments and mistrust, various counterinsurgency strategies employed in the different ethnic states that aimed at cutting off communication and trade between the NSAGs and civilian communities have effectively stunted economic and social development in most ethnic states. This has left behind a legacy of severe poverty and lack of communication and transportation infrastructure that remains a pressing problem today. In the midst of all these challenges are the communities living in the areas of the frontlines of battles. These populations are amongst the most affected by the ongoing conflict; they are also the first to feel and notice the effects of the various bilateral ceasefire agreements at the local level. The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) recognises the importance of accessing the voices of these communities to learn about how they have been affected, not only by the ongoing conflict but also by the ongoing peace process. Listening to the diverse voices of these communities and considering their experiences in the Myanmar peace process is crucial to finding solutions to address the long-standing problems that are at the heart of the violent conflicts. These voices also provide feedback to the negotiating parties on the positive and negative effects that the ongoing peace process is having on communities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB-reduced version; 13MB-original)
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2016
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: The Rohingya crisis (Echo Factsheet)
Date of publication: May 2016
Description/subject: "The Muslim minority living in western Myanmar/Burma's Rakhine State – at least 800 000 people – identify themselves as Rohingya. For decades they have suffered legal and social discrimination . While there are historical economic relations with the Buddhist Rakhine community there are also long-standing tensions between the two communities. The Rohingyas have been denied the right to citizenship and even the right to self-identify , and were stripped of their voting rights in the last national and local elections. They are also subject to many restrictions in day to day life: banned from travelling without authorization and prohibited from working outside their villages, they cannot even get married without permission from the authorities, and, because of movement restrictions, they lack sufficient access to livelihood opportunities, medical care and education. The number of children per couple is theoretically restricted to two but, because it cannot be enforced, there are thousands of children without any administrative existence..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ECHO (European Commission)
Format/size: pdf (523K-reduced version; 733K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/rohingya_en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2016
ML > Administration and administrative areas > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. by date (latest first)


Title: Untangling the Rakhine citizenship mess
Date of publication: 03 June 2016
Description/subject: "The question of citizenship for Muslims in Rakhine State is one of the government’s toughest challenges – and a potential flashpoint for unrest and political instability..."
Author/creator: Nyan Hlaing Lynn, Thomas Kean
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Frontier Myanmar"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
ML > Statelessness > Burma's citizenship laws and other relevant legislation (texts and commentary)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 5 June, 2016
Date of publication: 05 June 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ancient earthen pot discovered...Lack of rules undermines rights of Myanmar’s disabled...Part of Taungthaman Country Resort project suspended - Aung Thant Khaing...Military personnel engage collaborative volunteer work in Yangon, Sagaing Regions...Staff housing built on Hlaing Campus...Shootings kills one, injures another in Tachilek...Accident injures two in Dekkhinathiri...Boulder kills three gem miners in Mogok...Over 270,000 yaba pills seized...Two motorboat collision leaves a man missing...Govt vows to overcome challenges in cooperation with the people...Over 900 cases of diarrhoea reported within Yangon in 2016...Auto accidents killed 15 people in Yangon...K1 billion earmarked for upgrading Yangon’s drainage system...Ministry plans to stock up on 30,000 tonnes of rice this year...Rental fees on the rise in Mandalay...Photo Exhibition held in Mandalay...Betel chewing to be prohibited in public places..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Residents protest against Myitson Dam meeting in Myitkyina...Ministry aims to ensure smooth flow of tourist traffic...First European Food Festival in Myanmar to be held in Yangon on 24 June..... "OPINION": "Lest you lag behind your peers" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Communal Ordination Ceremony Organized by NRDC Family".....POEM: "To Politics" - Zaw Tun.....PEOPLE'S FORUM: LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Saikat Kumar Basu.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2016


Title: Sangha to keep an eye on Ma Ba Tha
Date of publication: 03 June 2016
Description/subject: "The state’s top Buddhist authority has said it will rein in the activities of hard-line nationalist monks participating in the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion – also known as Ma Ba Tha. Nationalists hold a protest in Mawlamyine, Mon State, yesterday.SuppliedNationalists hold a protest in Mawlamyine, Mon State, yesterday.Supplied “Some of Ma Ba Tha’s ideas are aligned partially with those of Mahana [the Sangha] because they are under our guidance. But some Ma Ba Tha members are intense on religion and race and go against the committee’s stance,” said State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee general secretary U Sandi Marbhivamsa..."
Author/creator: Ei Ei Thu and Aung Kyaw Min
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
ML > Communal Violence > Inter-Communal violence and discrimination - Myanmar - General articles and analysis


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 5 June, 2016
Date of publication: 05 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: VOICE FROM THE FARM - PAPER OF ADVICE FOR SOLVING FARM LAND PROBLEMS
Date of publication: 30 December 2014
Description/subject: Synopsis of the Paper: "It is most fundamental to be able to hear voices of farmers as they are in resolving farm land problems which pose the greatest challenge to Myanmar. Therefore, it is expected that the "Voice From The Farm" paper will be supportive to a certain extent. This paper was compiled based on cases that reached the office of 88 Generation Peace and Open Society from respective region and reinforced with discussions resulting from the VOICE OF FARMERprogramme which collects and organizes farmers' voices as well as with observations during field trips to rural areas. Out of those which reached the office, 800 were selected and reviewed. The review of the cases was made after dividing them into six categories, namely, 1) problems concerned with the government, 2) problems concerned with the army, 3) problems concerned with companies, 4) problems concerned with organizations, 5) other problems and 6) farm land crimes. Upon reviewing, the problems concerned with the government counts 394 (49%) and stand as the greatest number. Problems concerned with the government involve ministries, administration departments, corporations, respective levels of local administrative bodies and individuals from them. Upon categorizing the cases based on their type, the cases about land seizures count 606 (76%) and end up being highest. Out of these land seizures, the army's seizures count 99 (16%) and stand as the second highest. (This numbers are based on the count of the cases not on the total number of acres.). Out of cases from respective states and regions, 232 cases are from Ayeyarwaddy Region, 149 from Yangon Region, 88 from Mandalay Region and they stand at the top among Regions. Out of the states, Shan State has 33 cases and is at the top among States. It is found that most of the cases involve township and village authorities and individuals from Land Record Department. Besides, local military units, police forces and the wealthy are also found involved in the cases. Names of top-ranking government members, parliamentarians and military officials are also found among those who carried out seizures. Land problems arise because of projects and town area and military area expansions. Seizures greater than necessary are found in many. It is also found that seized landhas been left vacant without any businesses operations on them, leased back to former owners or others on a rental basis, made over into plots and sold out and shared for self interests. Farm land pieces with legal deeds and grant certificatesare also found to have been seized. Besides, it is found that authorities and the wealthy connived at seizing public religious land pieces, cemetery land pieces and pasture land pieces. It is also observed that people with low basic education and little knowledge were tricked by various means including undue pressure and threats into signing their consents. That power was abused against the law is obviouslyfound in incidents whereland pieces were seized and returned by verbal orders and promises were not delivered. Worst, there are cases where land pieces were seized in a style of robberies with such bullying acts as show of guns or gun fires into the air. Farmers are being bullied to the point that not only their land pieces were seized, but also they were framed up with charges and sent to jail. It is also found that farmers came to face difficulties because land pieces given as replacements for seized ones are not cultivable, raw andsituated on sides of ravines. Such injustice is also found as compensations were not obtained in full amount, promises were not delivered and only 20 feet x 60 feet plots were given despite 40 feet x 60 feet ones were promised. There are incidents where companies and the army turned their land tenants against former land owner farmers. It is viewed that most of above-mentioned land problems have arisen because of power abuses, corruptions and poor administration and management.Therefore, in resolving land problems, rule of law is crucial. Power abuse and bribery needs to be effectively combated. Legislation and statements by the Union Government and the Parliament alone will not be able to resolve the problems; accountability at various regional levels is needed. Responsibilities that must be urgently undertaken are drawing and amending laws, bye laws and land policies which can guarantee the interests of vast majority of national rural populace. Most of land problems are found to have arisen due to weaknesses of Land Record Department. Reforming Land Record Department in line with the current era, taking of a land census and readjusting maps with ground situations need to be undertaken without delay. Moreover, since promotion of role of farmers' unions can directly secure public participation, it can be largely supportive to resolving land problems. In a nut shell, the extent to which land problems can be resolved greatly hinges on how willing the government in power is to serve the interests of farmers."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (Agri-business and Farmer Affairs Department)
Format/size: pdf (English, 1.1MB; Burmese, 4.2MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs22/88Gen-2014-12-30-Voice_from_the_Farm-bu-im.pdf
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes


Title: Child Labor in Myanmar’s Garment Sector
Date of publication: May 2016
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "‘Made in Myanmar’ is ready to make a comeback, with U.S. and EU markets newly re-opened for trade with Myanmar’s garment manufacturers. Buyers and investors are back in Yangon looking for opportunities, attracted in part by the country’s low labor costs. However, Myanmar has spent over a decade cut off from Western markets and the compliance culture that has evolved around social and environmental management of supply chains. Meeting buyer expectations now requires not only investing to meet higher requirements for speed and quality, but also ensuring that labor practices meet or exceed international standards. Child labor is a particular area of concern. In a country with high levels of poverty, low rates of secondary school enrollment, and weak enforcement of labor laws, child labor is unsurprisingly a common option for families in need of additional income. Underage workers (younger than 14, the legal minimum) are prevalent in many sectors, ranging from construction to teashops. What is a responsible buyer to do? So far, many buyers have chosen to limit their risk and exposure by working solely with established foreign-owned suppliers that already have years of experience adhering to supplier codes of conduct. These factories often require a minimum age for their workers of 16 or even 18, higher than the national legal requirement, which helps to reduce the risk of child labor in a country where age verification is difficult. While this may be an effective strategy for managing reputational risk, it ignores the broader context and real challenges of widespread poverty and scarce educational opportunities in Myanmar. It also neglects the potential for international investment and supply chains to contribute to a future where children in Myanmar spend their days in school, not in factories. And it overlooks the real risk that the use of child labor outside of responsible companies’ own supply chains will tarnish the “Made in Myanmar” brand. This report explains the context of child labor in Myanmar, both across sectors and specifically for garment manufacturing. Because there is no comprehensive data on the role of children in the garment sector, the findings are primarily based on interviews with key industry observers and participants. These findings include: » Young workers are participating in the garment sector but usually make up a small percentage of a factory’s workforce, and underage workers are rare. However, young workers are often working the same hours as adults, and laws regulating their working hours and conditions are not being enforced. » Increased access to U.S. and European markets is reshaping the garment industry, but the majority of factories are not yet selling to U.S. and European buyers, and their labor practices are lagging. As the garment manufacturing industry grows, the risk factors for child labor could change as well. The demand for low-cost labor will increase as new garment factories open. Other sectors of the economy are growing as well, heightening the competition for skilled workers. Meanwhile, new minimum wage BSR | Child Labor in Myanmar’s Garment Sector requirements are also affecting the profile of labor demand, and changes in industry structure could increase the risk of child labor if subcontracting and third-party suppliers become more common..."
Author/creator: Laura Ediger, Jeremy Prepscius and Chris Fletcher
Language: English
Source/publisher: BSR
Format/size: pdf (711K-reduced version; 1.1MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.bsr.org/reports/BSR_Child_Labor_Myanmar_Garment_Sector_2016.pdf
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
ML > Economy > Industry > Manufacturing > Sectors > Apparel (Garment) industry
Human Rights > Children's Rights > Children's rights: reports of violations in Burma > Child labour in Burma
Human Rights > Various Rights > Business and Human Rights (Burma/Myanmar-related)


Title: Securing the Right to Land
Date of publication: 2012
Description/subject: "Set against the backdrop of escalating food prices and worsening food insecurity, the issue of land becomes more relevant and urgent. The facts and figures speak of a great irony. More than half a billion people in Asia suffer from hunger and food insecurity, and too often these are the small food producers, who comprise farm laborers, tenants and small farmers. The region is home to 75% of the world’s farming households, 80% of which are resource-poor, and lack access to productive land. Farmers’ and rural food producers’ lives are closely bound up with their lands, which are their source of food and livelihood as well as their best chance of escaping poverty. For indigenous peoples (IPs), securing recognition of their customary rights to ancestral lands is indispensable to their right to self-determination, cultural integrity and identity. Unfortunately, these and other groups that till the land and depend on it for their survival have least access to it. Across many countries, improving access to land is key to solving many social problems, including rural unemployment, poverty, food insecurity, rural-urban migration, and political stability. Increasingly, the land access issue has been seen as a major reason behind armed conflict, domestic violence, corruption, internal displacement, structural violence and other social ills...... The Prolonged Struggle for Land Rights in Asia - A Regional Overview... Land Watch Asia Campaign Declaration.....Country Papers:- Bangladesh: The Backpedalling Stops... Cambodia: Overcoming a Failure of Law and Political Will ... India Riding the Crest of People’s Movements ...1 Indonesia The Persistence of Popular Will ... Nepal Asserting Freedom from Central Control ... Pakistan Fighting the Pyramid of Power ... Philippines Defending the Gains of Tenurial Reform ... Sri Lanka Land Ownership and the Journey to Self-Determination ..... Keywords: Asia Land Tenure Security Land Management Overview
Language: English
Source/publisher: ANGOC (Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development
Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
ML > Land > Land research including land grabbing - global and regional


Title: Water Security Critical for World Fastest-Growing Economy
Date of publication: 24 May 2016
Description/subject: " Lack of water management and limited access to data risk hindering Myanmar’s economic growth, making water security a top priority of the new government. Climate change and increased urbanisation, along with earthquakes, cyclones, periodic flooding and major drought, require an urgent infrastructural upgrade if the country is to undergo a successful integration into the global economy after five decades of economic isolation under military rule. “Water resources are abundant in Myanmar. However, we need to manage it properly to get adequate and clean water,” said Yangon regional government chief minister U Phyo Min Thein, attending a high-level roundtable on water security organised by Stockholm-based facilitator Global Water Partnership on May 24 in Yangon. According to IMF data, Myanmar is the fastest growing economy in the world, following an easing of sanctions in 2011, when the military handed power to a semi-civilian reformist government. “Water security is a priority for the new government,” said Myanmar’s deputy minister of Transport and Communication U Kyaw Myo. The challenges inherited by the now de facto leader of the country Aung San Suu Kyi, however, are enormous. An expected industrial development and urbanisation boom are only going to make more urgent the need for efficient water management solutions in one of the most challenging areas of South Asia..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Inter Press Service (IPS)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
ML > Water, including dams > Water bodies (global. regional) > Water in Burma - water security and water bodies (including coastal waters) > Water security in Burma/Myanmar


Title: Democracy in Myanmar: Who can claim victory?
Date of publication: 29 March 2016
Description/subject: "...There is no shortage of foreign governments, activist organisations and individuals claiming credit for the extraordinary events of the past five years: the paradigm shift that saw Myanmar's armed forces (or Tatmadaw) step back and permit the creation of a hybrid civilian-military government; the launch of an unprecedented reform program; and the elections in 2015 that resulted in a landslide victory for the NLD. Despite some early scepticism about the Tatmadaw's motives and the validity of President Thein Sein's reforms, it is now accepted that Myanmar has undergone a remarkable transformation. There are still many difficult issues to be resolved, not least the continuing political role of the armed forces, economic problems, religious tensions and ethnic insurgencies, but the Myanmar of 2016 is a far cry from the Myanmar of 2011. Following the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, governments, international organisations, activist groups and others worked long and hard to achieve such an outcome. They threw much needed light on a country that had long been in darkness, and a population that had suffered for decades. Looking back, however, it is difficult to see any evidence that external factors contributed significantly to the evolution of a new era in Myanmar. The Myanmar people themselves deserve most of the credit for the transition and, like it or not, that includes the armed forces. It may seem a harsh judgement, but examined objectively it is hard to escape the conclusion that Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD are forming a new government this week largely because the generals have allowed them to do so, as part of a long term plan formulated by the former military regime..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Lowy Interpreter"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2016
ML > Military (Tatmadaw), Military Intelligence, Police etc. > General/Strategic


Title: Burma/Myanmar's Parliament - legislation, commentary etc.
Description/subject: Link to an OBL section on Burma's legislature
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2016
ML > Law and Constitution > Legislation under consideration, adopted, amended or repealed


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 4 June, 2016
Date of publication: 04 June 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw to discuss proposed suspension of jetty construction in Yangon...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw approves Ward and Village-tract Administration Bill removing guest registration requirement..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: A PLACE AT THE TABLE - Govt invites non-signatories of NCA to join political dialogue framework meeting - Ye Khaung Nyunt...Former union minister denies embezzlement allegations...Retaining walls to be installed along Twante Canal - Ko Moe...Gems traders prepare for exhibition...Immunisation of farm animals to be continued in Shan State...Passenger vehicle overturns on Yangon- Mandalay highway...Seven passengers injured in vehicle accident...Wild elephant attacked with poisoned arrows...Apartments, condominiums to be sold in 12-year instalments...Mon State Hluttaw inspects MCL cement plant...Mandalay to build housings with 428 units for gov’t employees..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MNHRC appeals to Thai HRC over Ranong murder...Gov’t to take further actions against smuggled vehicles...President receives outgoing Brazilian Ambassador...Union Information Minister meets foreign ambassadors...JPN to provide financial injection for paddy in Ayeyawady...Singaporean PM and wife to visit Myanmar in near future...UN cuts IDP food rations by half...Gems traders prepare for exhibition...Microsoft introduces SQL Server 2016...ADB to fund tourism development in Mon State...Emergency rice to be distributed...Deloitte preparing to boost services in Myanmar...Chevrolet to introduce new Suburban SUV model this month...Japan grants more than US$28 million for four development projects...South East Asia National Human Rights Institution Forum, Technical Working Group Meeting convened..... "OPINION": "It takes concerted efforts to drive development" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Myanmar, Nature’s choicest gift" - Maha Saddhamma Jotika daja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2016


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 4 June, 2016
Date of publication: 04 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pfg (8.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 4 June, 2016
Date of publication: 04 June 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2016
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Title: The 2015 General Election in Myanmar: What Now for Ethnic Politics? (English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 21 December 2015
Description/subject: Key Points: "• The victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 2015 elections was a resounding mandate for democratic change after decades of military-dominated government. • The scale of the victory in ethnic nationality communities across the country highlighted the hopes of all Myanmar’s peoples for the NLD to help achieve a new era of peace and democracy. Both domestic and international expectations are now high, and the incoming government will enjoy initial goodwill. • Formidable challenges remain in key aspects of social and political life. These include transition from military-backed government, political reform and the agreement of a nationwide ceasefire that includes all groups and regions of the country. • Despite the NLD’s success, concerns remain among different nationalities that, unless the NLD pioneers a political breakthrough, conflict and the marginalisation of minority peoples will continue. The perception is widespread that the present structures of national politics and Myanmar’s “first-past-the-post” electoral system do not guarantee the equitable representation of all nationality groups. • In the coming months, the successful transition to a new era of democratic governance and the agreement of an inclusive nationwide ceasefire could provide the best opportunity for ethnic peace and deep-rooted reform in many decades. It is vital that the different sides work cooperatively together rather than seek self- advantage. "
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Transnational Institute (TNI) - Myanmar Policy Briefing, December 2015
Format/size: html, pdf (260K-Burmese; 272K-English)
Alternate URLs: https://www.tni.org/en/node/23065?content_language=en
https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/bpb17_28012016_birm_web.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs22/TNI-2016-12-21-The_2015-Elections-Ethnic_Politics-bu.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs22/TNI-2016-12-21-The_2015-Elections-Ethnic_Politics-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2016
ML > Politics and Government > Elections (Burma) > The 2015 General Elections in Burma/Myanmar
Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: Myanmar [overview 2016]
Date of publication: 01 June 2016
Description/subject: Myanmar "The dramatic reforms taken place in Myanmar in recent years have transformed this long isolated country into a more open society, one actively seeking to re-engage with the region and the world. Competitive elections, a lively parliament, a more vibrant media, and a growing civil society have allowed for debates on a range of issues concerning the nature of the state and the development agenda that were previously not possible. The landslide electoral victory of the opposition National League of Democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership in November 2015 has underscored further the potential to deepen the democratic transition."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation
Format/size: pdf (947K-reduced version; 2.93MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://asiafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/MM-Overview-2016_web.pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2016
ML > Dialogue/reform/transition - from military to civilian rule? > Dialogue/reform/transition after the NLD election victory


Title: Strengthening Policy Institutes in Myanmar
Date of publication: 13 May 2016
Description/subject: "This note considers how policy institutes can systematically and effectively support policy processes in Myanmar. Opportunities for improved policymaking have grown following reforms and the gradual introduction of democracy. The November 2015 elections in which the National League for Democracy (NLD) won by a landslide created further potential to support new policy directions, while raising new questions over how the Government will respond to growing demands from people across the country. Although current capacity is limited, policy institutes can gradually help political leaders respond to these challenges, by providing better data and analysis and improving how policies are formulated."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation
Format/size: pdf (430K)
Alternate URLs: http://asiafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Strengthening-Policy-Institute-in-Myanmar_ENG....
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2016
ML > Dialogue/reform/transition - from military to civilian rule? > Dialogue/reform/transition after the NLD election victory
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